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A Tribute To John Feal

by Jon Gold
April 1, 2009

Yesterday, John Feal, along with several other 9/11 First Responders went down to Washington D.C. to attend the hearing on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Act. From what I understand, he was singled out by the Congressmen, and applauded for his efforts. I want to say congratulations John. Just to give people an idea of how much you’ve fought for the responders, here’s a little tribute to you (that barely covers your fight).…

Update on 9/11 Responders Bill–Two articles, two assessments

Pols: 9/11 workers likely to get health help

BY Tom Brune
March 31, 2009

WASHINGTON — Sponsors of a bill to compensate and cover health care costs
of ailing 9/11 responders and recovery workers predicted Tuesday the House would
pass the long-pending legislation this year.

New York Democratic Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, of Manhattan,
key sponsors of the measure, said the bill’s ultimate fate lies in the Senate,
where Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has promised to introduce a companion bill.…

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5-minute Phone Call for Responders Needed Today

On February 11, 2009, posted notice "9/11 Health Bill Reintroduced
in Congress–CALL NOW
," including this intro:

Rep. Maloney has posted a very useful link at her House website: World
Trade Center Health Registry–Number of Registrants by State and Congressional
based on June 2007 current addresses. When you call your Representative
to ask him/her to cosponsor H.R. 847, you might mention the number of first
responders from your district, and your state, listed on the Health Registry.

9/11 Health Bill Reintroduced in Congress–CALL NOW


For Immediate Release: February 4, 2009

Contacts: Jon Houston (Maloney), 202-225-7944
Ilan Kayatsky (Nadler), 212-367-7350
Carol Danko (King), 202-225-7896
Lauren Amendolara (McMahon), 202-225-8420

Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Peter King (R-NY), and Michael McMahon (D-NY) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to address the health crisis caused by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. H.R. 847, the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, would provide medical monitoring and treatment for those exposed to toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.…

Immediate Action Alert: Help 9/11 First Responders Get Needed Help

Action needed:

Please contact your Representative immediately – Please note that this action has an associated deadline of Noon EST on Wednesday .

Please also help by forwarding this action alert everywhere, quickly.

Reps. Maloney, Nadler, King, and McMahon will likely introduce the “9/11 Health and Compensation Act” tomorrow afternoon. Below is a letter circulated by Rep. Maloney today in her effort to get other members of the House to co-sponsor this bill. This bill was introduced as HR 7174 in the last session of Congress, often referred to as “the Zadroga bill” after James Zadroga, a first responder who died as a result of his service.)

Please call your Representative, and tell them that you support this bill and want him/her to co-sponsor.…

Interview With 9/11 Construction Worker Michael Barrett on First Responder Health

December 6, 2008
Philly 9/11 Truth

Michael Barrett, 9/11 First Responder, details his work during the Ground Zero recovery effort and the subsequent health complications resultant from his service.

See also

Source URL: Philly 9/11 Truth blog at

9/11 Family Members and First Responders Representative to Join Conference Call 4 September 2008

TONIGHT — Conference Call with First Responder Representatives, 9/11 Victims’ Family Members

Join our Grassroots Development Call with 9/11 Family Members and First Responders’ Representatives, inspiring us for 9/11/08

Thursday, September 4, 2008 – 9 pm Eastern / 6 pm Pacific Phone number: 712-432-1001 – Access Code: 433027266# is honored to host another in our series of monthly Grassroots Development calls this evening, and invite you to listen by phone or internet. As we approach the seventh anniversary of 9/11, we turn our attention this month to the family members and first responders most directly affected.…

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History Commons Is An Important Tool For 9/11 Truth

August 15, 2008
Jon Gold

You may have noticed that lately I’ve been making movies that “force” people to go to ( I’m hoping people will see just how important a tool it can be.

They Wanted War, And They Got It


The Grand Illusion


Blocked And Promoted


The Warnings


It’s Not The Crime That Gets You, It’s The Cover-Up


Dick, George, And Don On 9/11


Evidence Of Foreign Government Complicity?
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Ex-Giant ends cross-country walk for 9/11 relief

Associated Press
June 21, 2008

Ex-New York Giants lineman George Martin went through 24 pairs of shoes and
lost 40 pounds before finishing his cross-country walk Saturday, raising $2
million along the way for sick 9/11 rescue workers.

Martin ended his nine-month, 3,003-mile trek at Embarcadero Park, where he
was met by police officers, firefighters and other NFL alumni.

“I feel like a million bucks,” Martin said. “Other than a blister
that I have on my left foot, I’m in great shape.”

The co-captain of the 1987 Super Bowl champions said he considered it a privilege
to walk on behalf of the 9/11 first responders.…


For Immediate Release: Monday, June 9, 2008
Contact: Paula Dinerstein (202) 265-7337


Witnesses Detail 9/11 Contamination, Toxic Fertilizer and Litany of Other Failings

Washington, DC — In a long-awaited whistleblower trial beginning today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will have to justify dismantling its only independent public advocate. The National Ombudsman Office was closed early in the Bush administration as it pursued an array of EPA scandals, including its failure to issue health warnings after the World Trade Center collapse, use of toxic sewage sludge in widely distributed fertilizer and malfeasance at several Superfund cleanups across the nation, according to documents posted by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).…

9/11 Responder Bone Marrow Need

The Long Island Marrow Organization and the Terry Farrell Marrow Fund in conjunction with the Feal Good Foundation need your help for a 45-Year Old retired NYPD 75th Precinct Detective with 9/11 related Leukemia Bone Marrow Recruitment Drive.

Wednesday, May 7th — 4PM to 8PM
Wantagh Fire Dept., Station #7
2045 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793

Directions: Wantagh Parkway to Sunrise Highway east one block to Wantagh Ave and turn right, opposite the Verizon Bldg.
For more information visit: or the…

BETRAYED AGAIN: How Bush betrays the 9/11 first responders once more.

By Sherman Yellen

It’s amazing. Just when you think there are no new depths of shamelessness and betrayal of trust to which the Bush administration can sink, they manage to sink deeper into unchartered infamy. Hold on now, I’m not even mad yet. I’m talking about the seventy seven percent cut in the medical assistance for 9/11 first responders in the current federal budget. Gravely ill firemen, police, and other workers who labored at that site, workers who have come down with life threatening cancers and respiratory illnesses linked to their heroic efforts at ground zero are being shafted once again.…

Runnin’ Scared: NYPD Seeks an Air Monitor Crackdown for New Yorkers

A city councilman and the cops don’t want you to have that Geiger counter without their permission
by Chris Thompson

Damn you, Osama bin Laden! Here’s another rotten thing you’ve done to us: After 9/11, untold thousands of New Yorkers bought machines that detect traces of biological, chemical, and radiological weapons. But a lot of these machines didn’t work right, and when they registered false alarms, the police had to spend millions of dollars chasing bad leads and throwing the public into a state of raw panic.…

On our way to an investigation! (of Rudy and Radios)

Dear activists, colleagues and friends,

We are beyond thrilled to announce that as a result of your efforts on The REAL Rudy: Radios, Councilman Eric Gioia has committed to “do everything in my power to get answers, to get the truth. There needs to be accountability.”

Never say never! We worked, we investigated, we fought, and now we’re well on our way to an investigation. Councilman Gioia was so taken with the video and all of our signatures (20,000!) that he sat down and explained to us what is going to happen next:

Watch the video:


With the councilman’s support, we can hold Giuliani accountable for his failure to equip firefighters with radios that could have saved lives on 9/11, and get answers to these questions:

Why was nothing done to improve FDNY radio performance for seven years after a clear need was demonstrated in the 1993 World Trade Center attack?

Ducking WTC Blame

Letter to the Editor of The Chief, 10/26/07:

Ducking WTC Blame

To the Editor:

The City of New York and Contractors of 9/11 have expressed interest in negotiating a total aggregate settlement with sick and dying first-responders who were exposed to toxic air at the World Trade Center. This settlement will offer a certain amount of money and the city and contractors will walk away without answering questions about their negligence and lies. The money will be divided between lawyers (40 percent) and the 9/11 afflicted litigants (60 percent).…

Care and compensation in short supply for ailing and troubled 9/11 workers


Six years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of first responders and workers who are ill and seeking monitoring and treatment continues to rise, a trend that surprises the medical professionals caring for them.

“When you are seeing this many people five or six years later, that catches everybody’s attention,” said Janet Levelle, the senior social worker at Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Long Island World Trade Center Monitoring and Treatment Program based in Islandia and Nassau University Medical Center.…

WTC responder spearheds three-way kidney transplant


August 30, 2007

In January, John Feal was ready to give his kidney to a perfect stranger. But
they weren’t a good match.

That bad news led to a series of events that will culminate this morning in
a Manhattan hospital and potentially save not one life, but three.

The daisy chain started by Feal includes six surgeons who will conduct three
simultaneous kidney transplants at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University
Medical Center.…

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Whitman’s Cover-Up an ‘Insult to Truth’


Editor’s Note:

Even after the truth has become obvious to anyone who is not a politician, former EPA head Christie Todd Whitman still cannot bring herself to admit that her words after 9/11 were appropriately taken to mean that the air was safe to breathe in and around Ground Zero.

Privately, you can be sure that she has admitted her lies to herself and whatever god she may claim.

With no apparent irony or respect for the actual people who are sick, Whitman explains her actions in a variety of ways, even by reaching for this unbelievable admission:

“Was it wrong to try to get the city back on its feet as quickly as possible in the safest way possible?

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